Effective Blended Course Design

Effective Blended Course Design

In the past, I haven’t really thought about effective course design.  Well, that’s not really true.  I do think about it obsessively when I think about how to structure and present information, but I haven’t really thought about it as formally as...
Types of Learning Activities in Blended Learning

Types of Learning Activities in Blended Learning

In this week’s module, we’re exploring types of learning activities in blended learning courses.  So, I thought I’d share some of my favorite tools and activities with my readers! Assimilative (processing and structuring information): Google for...
Authentic Assessment and Online Learning

Authentic Assessment and Online Learning

Why Bother With Authentic Assessment “If learning is not transferred from the place of learning to practical application, there can be no positive return on investment of the time needed to create, implement, and evaluate instruction. Students are smarter than...
Four Models of Educator Involvement

Four Models of Educator Involvement

In our BlendKit course this week, we are presented with four models of the role of educators in a networked environment.  These four models are John Seely Brown’s notion of studio or atelier learning Clarence Fischer’s notion of educator as network administrator...
Welcome to Blended Learning – Initial Thoughts

Welcome to Blended Learning – Initial Thoughts

BlendKit 2016 Today I started working on my UCF BlendKit course (yes, I did procrastinate a few days, but I’m busy!), which is all about blended learning.  Our first reading is all about understanding blended learning. I’ve taught sort-of blended learning...

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